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Local Lawmakers Head Back To The Capitol

Posted at 7:39 AM, Feb 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-03 08:39:25-05

Oklahoma lawmakers head back to the state capitol today to begin the new legislative session.

Officials say more than 2,000 bills were filed, ranging from gun control to medical marijuana restrictions.

One of the bills filed by Broken Arrow Senator Nathan Dahm is looking to reduce the traffic tickets issued in the Sooner State.

If passed Senate Bill, 1264 would keep law enforcement agencies from having policies that require officers, justices, or judges, to issue a certain number of citations.

Another proposed bill would make it illegal for Oklahoma law enforcement not to use their body cameras if they have one when interacting with the public.

Officials say some state lawmakers say current body camera policies don't do enough, but Tulsa police argue this would make agencies without body cameras less likely to get them.

Several laws targeting firearm use are also being proposed this session.

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Officials say House Bill 2945 would make it illegal to carry assault-style rifles in cities with more than 100,000 residents.

Other gun bills being proposed would make it illegal to have a magazine capable of holding more than ten rounds. At the same time, another would allow concealed-carry license holders to carry on public campuses.

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